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  • *Latest setback for Google already mired in privacy, other issues. BRUSSELS, Nov 27- European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday urging anti-trust regulators to break up Google, the latest setback for the world's most popular Internet search engine. Google has been in the EU's regulatory sights since 2010, and is also grappling with...

  • EU piling pressure on Google to change ways Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules. The European parliament on Thursday approved a non-binding resolution that calls for the unbundling of search engines from other services that internet companies offer, a practice that could in theory lead to the break-up of...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 27- European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday urging antitrust regulators to get tough on Google and other Internet search engines and consider breaking them up. The resolution did not mention Google or any specific search engine, though Google is by far the dominant provider of such services in Europe with an...

  • Corporate finance adviser Hampleton Partners' report said that $9.4 billion has been spent in the past three years to acquire so-called "Internet of Things" suppliers, with $5 billion, or more than half of the total, in the first nine months of 2014.. The report, which studied more than 100 transactions in the category, said that early consolidation has been led by...

  • INSIGHT-Behind Google's Europe woes, American accents Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    *Google in firing line in Europe as lawmakers vote on break-up. BRUSSELS, Nov 26- When EU politicians call for the break-up of Google, it can sound like sour grapes, the anti-American backlash of an ageing Europe envious, and fearful, of the wealth and growing power of young U.S. tech giants. Indeed, to many in Brussels it is Google's fellow Americans- such as Microsoft,...

  • The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said Motorola Mobility, a unit of Lenovo Group Ltd, could not invoke U.S. antitrust law because its foreign subsidiaries had been the "immediate victims" of a conspiracy to boost prices on liquid crystal display screens. The defendants include AU Optronics Corp, Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd, HannStar Display Corp, LG...

  • EU wants to force Google to forget people globally Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    A person passes by a Google logo in the company's offices in Berlin, Germany.

    The European Union is seeking to create regulation on web search engines that would apply globally.

  • *Google says privacy ruling only applies to European sites. BRUSSELS, Nov 26- European privacy regulators want Internet search engines such as Google and Microsoft's Bing to scrub results globally, not just in Europe, when people invoke their "right to be forgotten" as ruled by an EU court. Google previously said that it believed search results should be removed...

  • YouTube's Auto-Tune celebs take on karaoke Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Evan Gregory, of Auto-Tune the News fame, is blowing up on a Karaoke app by luring singers to perform duets with him.

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 26- European privacy regulators want Internet search engines such as Google and Microsoft's Bing to scrub results globally, not just in Europe, when people invoke their "right to be forgotten" as ruled by an EU court. Google, which dominates Internet searches in Europe, has been scrubbing results only from the European versions of its website such as...

  • UK lawmakers slam Facebook in terror investigation Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 4:57 AM ET

    British lawmakers have rebuked Facebook and other U.S. tech companies for withholding information on potential terror suspects, the FT reports.

  • Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:58 AM ET

    Business lobbyists contended that these and other "asks" were fairly modest to begin with, since all acknowledged that the big-ticket items on their agenda— such as increasing the number of high-tech visas available for foreign workers— could only be done by Congress. There's just not an opportunity for the administration to deliver the moon for us— that's a...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 25- The United States voiced concern on Tuesday over a draft plan by two EU lawmakers to break up Google Inc, saying politicians should not influence the EU's antitrust inquiry into the world's most popular Internet search engine. A spokeswoman for Guenther Oettinger, European commissioner for digital affairs, confirmed his opposition to...

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    1. Five Nights at Freddy's 2, Scott Cawthon. 2. Five Nights at Freddy's, Scott Cawthon. 2. Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Inc..

  • Unboxing videos online chronicle the big reveal Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Rrrrip goes the packing tape and squeak goes the protective foam. Are there sweeter, more seductive sounds than the opening of a new toy or gadget? For the uninitiated, unboxing is the recording and sharing of the big reveal, whether it's Dad behind the camera on Christmas Day or a geek reviewer fawning for his tech-specific fans.

  • Tater Tots appealing to hipsters and home cooks Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    Tater Tots have come a long way from your school lunch tray. It's not really surprising that so many people are inspired to become Tater creators, says Julie Crist, whose own love of the spud nuggets prompted her to open The Tot Cart, which has taken such inventions as chicken Tot pie and pulled pork Tots to the streets of the Philadelphia region.

  • I'm Robin Hood of Wall Street fees: Waze creator Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    Uri Levine, founder of Waze

    With Waze behind him, Uri Levine is now harnessing his frustration with Wall Street fees in a new venture called FeeX.

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 25- The United States voiced concern on Tuesday over a draft plan by two EU lawmakers to break up Google Inc, saying politicians should not influence the EU's antitrust inquiry into the world's most popular Internet search engine. The European Commission has been investigating Google for four years following complaints by rivals and has yet to...

  • How much do you know about how the Internet works? Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— We may be the Internet generation. A new Pew Research Center survey released Tuesday found most people can recognize Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy means that a company actually keeps consumer information confidential. The Federal Communications...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- Macy's Inc, which traditionally kicks off the U.S. holiday shopping season with a nationally televised parade in Manhattan, also will join a handful of other companies this year parading their ads on Facebook's fledgeling video feeds. "As we were anticipating Black Friday, we wanted to take a look at how the product evolved and try to figure out how...